The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 Security Settings

On April 3, 2017, Perkins Web Portal will no longer support connections over TLS 1.0. Browsers that do not support TLS 1.2 or greater will no longer be able to access this website.

Compatible Browsers

The following browsers are compatible with TLS 1.2. Please update your browser to ensure that you will continue to have access to this website as well as other U.S. Government websites.

Browser Version Links to Browser Updates
Google Chrome 55 and future versions Check for Updates
Mozilla Firefox 49 and future versions Check for updates
Internet Explorer 11 and future versions Check for updates
Apple Safari 10 and future versions Check for updates

Additional Options

If you are using an older version of Internet Explorer, you can turn on TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 by following these steps:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click the Tools icon (gear symbol) in the upper right hand corner of the browser and click Internet Options.
    Screenshot of Internet Explorer Tools icon
  3. In the Internet Options window, select the Advanced tab.
  4. In the Advanced tab, under Settings, scroll down to the Security section.
  5. In the Security section, check Use TLS 1.1 and Use TLS 1.2.
  6. Click Apply, then click OK.
  7. Close all IE windows and then reopen IE for the setting to take effect.
    Screenshot of Internet Explorer tools menu